December 10, 2009

...a thankful heart on thursday!

...this thursday i am thankful for random acts of kindness...

 they can be big or small.  public or private.  they can be from many people or one little person or someone you may not know at all.  this last week i feel like i have been greatly blessed by these types of
service and love.
* the sweet postcard above that showed up in my mail this week with the simplest of reminders that i am loved.  that someone was thinking of me.  that someone calls me friend.  that i have "scarf sisters".  one of whom sent me this special gift. 
i met beautiful jennifer at my unearth retreat.
she is one of the kindest, gentlest people i have ever met.  period.
she knows exactly what to say and when to say it and HOW to say it.
she has a way with words that will send your heart soaring
and set your dreams and goals in flight.
she sees herself and the world around her with such grace and beauty.
please click on her name and soak in the gift that is my
(i love you dear!  thank you ever so much!)
i'm also thankful today for...
* the warm loaf of homemade bread that showed up on my doorstep.
* the pot roast and roasted vegetables that fed my family when my back hurt.
* the lady at the grocery store who took my cart as she walked by.
* the man who let me buy my diet dr. pepper before him at the convienience store.
* a dear dear neighbor who took my daughter to volleyball when i couldn't.
* a tender note of "thanks for all you do mom" from my 10 yr. old.
* hearing my 17 yr. old macho son tell each of his siblings he loved them before he went to school this morning.  (bliss)
* prayers that were heard and answered.
* friends who actually read this blog.

what random acts of kindness have been shown to you this week?


  1. **i actually TALKED to you on the phone this week.
    ***sophia who let me sit on the cushy side of the table at the restaurant last night because my back has been bothering me.
    ****sydnie...who as i gave her the treat i brought for her today...said "mom, you didn't HAVE to do that."
    *****my friend jennifer who laughs so hard with me even when i am in a funk.
    ******the sticky note my hubby left on my desk before he flew off to work for the week.
    love you sweet sweet dear friend of mine.

  2. For your wise email to help me not over-think the art exchange...still not believing I'm an artist all the way. For all the back rubs and hot water bottles and glasses of vino my hubby brought me when he could see my pain. For the little email dancing elf my supervisor sent me today when she heard through the grapevine that I was having a tough day. My darling friend Cheryl making three little scarf-lets for me to give my big sis after hearing that Tara Frey is always sold out! I could go on and on. I'm blessed with so many sweet people in my life.
    Love you Chrissy!

  3. oh my gosh this made me cry. Thank you so much for your kind words. You my dear are a gem. I am so thankful that I was given the opportunity to meet you and call you a friend. :)

  4. Chrissy and Kolleen, you guys are so in synch that your backs hurt at the same time.....hmmmm...must be some kind of physical telepathy! Ditto, ditto to all your sweet words about the lovely Jennifer. To me, all the sweet little words that you guys leave on my blog are perfect acts of kindness that keep me motivated and,Kolleen mentioning me on her blog was so sweet.... you guys are too much!!! XOXO

  5. One more thing - I'm so glad you liked the Ocean poem and pics. They were actually taken in 4 different locations - Oceanside, Dana Point, Big Sur and, of course, Manzanita. I wrote the words a couple of years ago while visiting Northern CA.

  6. How lovely to read that there are so many wonderful people out there doing such kind things. That's what the holidays are all about!


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